Plans for the 2021 Bike Ride to Rippey are still underway, though the event will look different.
“There will be some kind of BRR in some form or fashion this year,” said Lynsi Pasutti, executive director of the Perry Chamber of Commerce, of the 44th annual ride, set for Feb. 6, 2021.
She added that the planning process for the annual ride always starts months in advance though this year presented some unique challenges because of so many unknowns with COVID-19. Plans have evolved as Pasutti said they know how fast things can change from the Department of Public Health as well as recommendations and restrictions from Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Pasutti added that the constant changes make it difficult to have a set plan in place for the BRR ride. Instead, she said they have a few plans in place so they can adapt as needed as the event draws closer.“Plan A being it’s altered in some capacity because it has to be, B as a back-up whether we go virtual or do something where it’s more ride where you are and C would be canceled. But we know it’s a tradition for so many people whether they register or not, we have to still anticipate people being here that weekend,” Pasutti said.